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New Carotid Screening Recommendations

A screening exam that detects blocked neck arteries is recommended only for people with stroke risk factors. Are you at risk?

Futura Health Screening offers this simple and accurate low-cost ultrasound test.

A recent report states that ultrasound screening for carotid artery disease is recommended in people with no stroke signs or symptoms if they have the following:

  • coronary artery disease
  • peripheral arterial disease
  • aortic aneurysm
  • at least two of the following stroke risk factors:
    • hypertension
    • hyperlipidemia
    • smoking
    • family history of atherosclerosis manifested before age 60
    • family history of ischemic stroke

Futura has always focused on screening only high-risk populations, which is the reason we provide a pre-screening risk calculator and will ask you certain questions on family history and health factors before encouraging you to proceed with a screening.

This 2011 report came from a panel of experts such as the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and the American College of Cardiology. Click here for the full report.

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PAD Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease), then lifestyle changes and/or balloon angioplasty and stenting may be recommended. We’ve posted a video where you can learn more.

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